Images that Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media
Paul Martin Lester, Susan Dente Ross
Praeger, 2003 - Stereotype (Psychology) in mass media - 322 pages
The specific examples presented in these pages provide a wealth of material for students and professionals in journalism, advertising, public relations, ethics, gender studies, and a great many other fields. The authors give thoughtful and creative conclusions concerning alternative representations--arguing that, contrary to what we might believe, media stereotyping is hardly a necessary byproduct of mass culture. Finally, these discussions illuminate how each of these media and each of us individually and collectively participate in a sea of meaning that is simultaneously personal and social, unique and shared, linked and independent.